After a very long absence from the general publishing world, it seems 2015 is gathering steam with two new releases already available, and two pending. This also marks my "début" - and yes we're using the term loosely here - of my talents as a cover artist. I've done the covers you see here for Within The Mist and Shades of Death. So, two novels, one very short and sensual tale, and a fairytale that will be out in March if all goes well. Once these books are available, I can then get to the new series and projects I am dying to dig into. It feels good to be back!!
From Out of the Past
(Revised and Re-edited – formerly released as Out of the Past)
A series of killings has the Toronto Police Department in turmoil. The press has labelled the killer a “werewolf” and hysteria is on the rise in the heat of the summer… Detective Damien Knightley is the lead investigator, but he’s got secrets of his own that need guarding in this very public investigation. Knightley is a vampire, and as the case gets more complex, what he discovers has him both baffled and worried.
In the Northern Ontario town of Brighton, a visionary woman finds a stranger outside her door, and because he’s near death she brings him into her home. In the wake of her kindness, dreams and visions expose things that terrify her. The stranger is a wolf, and history is about to repeat itself and explode in violent death if they can’t reach Toronto and capture a renegade on a blood-hunt.
As Damien recalls a love from a century ago, the threads of time are being pulled together, joining the past and the present. The beautiful woman he is falling in love with is bringing back memories he’d rather forget, and when the killer is finally revealed, there are more questions than answers in the identity…
Within The Mist
The evening air of a Winter in Venice cloaks many things… Passion, destiny, sorrow… Perhaps even the spectre of death waits within the mist…
The misty evening air of a Winter in Venice cloaks many things…. Some who are passionate lovers hoping for stolen moments….. others who are merely the cutthroats and thieves that plague any city filled with the wealth of visitors and citizens of palaces….. But what else lies hidden within the mist? The voice of an angel lures…. each perfect note beckons and promises untold pleasures…. until, finally, a broken heart succumbs to desire…. and Fate weaves a new thread into the tapestry that is the mystery of life itself….
Inspired by the music of Riccardo Foresi, the photography of Vincenzo Chiofalo, and the eternal lure of Gaston LeRoux’s The Phantom of the Opera… discover what waits Within The Mist…
Coming Soon: Shades of Death returns:
Death has many shades and shapes... Deep within the ageless
Mountains, an ancient evil wakes. Imprisoned many centuries ago,
the creature has waited, patiently, for the one destined to grant her freedom.
Arienne Lereaux has studied the preternatural menace called "vampyre"
for most of her life. She is an expert in the field. Loosely affiliated with a
secretive organization called The Institute of Paranormal Research and
Investigation, she turns to them when she unearths what may be the first
representation of the vampyre ever to exist.
The enigmatic and attractive Head of the Institute, Adam Raven, has spent a lifetime tracking the clues left by his mother's disappearance in the mountains of
twenty years past. When Arienne arrives at the secluded island headquarters of
the Institute, he wonders if she holds the key to finding his lost mother. But
before too many days pass, the city of Romania
is rocked by a series of grisly murders. As it races to find the culprit, the
Institute faces an evil unlike any it has encountered before... Vancouver
In the middle of their hunt, another branch of their network is making a scientific breakthrough in genetically heightened telepathy. The team responsible may soon hold a weapon that will have world powers at their door—until their lead scientist vanishes after leaving
to consult Raven and his people.
Ancient myth is suddenly not myth, and evil may take many guises before the
Institute can restore the delicate balance that was destroyed the night Arienne
stumbled into a remote castle in the mountains half a world away… Toronto
Coming Soon from Eirelander Publishing
In the town of Favola, a prince and a lovely girl imprisoned by her mother's jealousy find passion and love... but will it be enough to outsmart the machinations and fury that their devotion inspires in the beautiful Bella Venezia?
A combination of influences come into play with this retelling of an Italian fairytale... Rapunzel, Arabian Nights, Sleeping Beauty... all have an aspects of the overall story. And, of course, my own spin on things adds another layer to the story.
A sexy, sensual story of a prince, and the journey to love, which we all know is never a smooth road to traverse...